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Ethiopians Receive Temporary Protective Status (TPS).

The Department of Homeland Security has announced the 18-month designation of Ethiopia for Temporary Protective Status (TPSP). The registration began on December 12, 2022, and all individuals that wish to receive TPS under the Ethiopian designation must file an application.


Temporary Protective Status (TPS) is a form of humanitarian relief provided by the U.S. government to foreign nationals who are unable to safely return to their home country due to ongoing armed conflict, natural disasters, or other extraordinary and temporary conditions. It allows individuals who are already in the United States to remain here temporarily and to work legally.


The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has the authority to designate countries for TPS and to grant TPS to eligible individuals from those countries. The DHS may consider designating a country for TPS if it determines that conditions in the country pose a danger to the personal safety of its citizens, or if the country is unable to handle the return of its citizens due to the temporary effects of a natural disaster, an environmental disaster, or an epidemic.


To determine whether Ethiopia should be designated for TPS, the DHS would need to consider the conditions in the country and whether they meet the criteria for TPS. I am not able to say whether the DHS has made any such determination or whether Ethiopia will be designated for TPS in the future.

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